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May 11, 2015

Infamous Felix Brother Shot on Gill Street

The gun violence in the Old Capital continued today. Over fifteen shots fired and three injured this afternoon. That’s what happened on Gill Street around two today. Residents say they heard about fifteen or more shots that sent people in the area for cover. But when the bullets stopped flying and the air cleared, three were nursing injuries. Well-known street figure Maurice Felix, one of the infamous Felix brothers, was hit to the leg, while Michael Anthony was shot to the back and leg. The third victim is an innocent resident, Rhonda Burgess, who was sitting on her verandah about two blocks away from where the shooting happened when one of the bullets hit her. A resident who was very shaken up over the incident spoke with us off camera.

 

Voice of: Resident

“I mi di sleep because I just come from work tired and my sista who is my babysitter ask me, ‘weh di kids deh? weh the kids?’ Fi mek I watch the kids because shooting di happen. When I get up I si wah bwai di lay down on the street and people di scream up and she di run and tell me fi watch the kids because she get shot. I always di hear bout people di get shot and thing dah Belize and I neva know ih mi wah reach so close to home. Deh say this dah wah bad area but I born and grow yah suh and neva know ih mi wah reach so close to me.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“You sister was shot to which part of the body?”

 

Voice of: Resident

“To the abdomen.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Once?”

 

Voice of: Resident

“Mhmm. The thing is that ih happen way up the street. Dah nuh dah my yard or by so by weh my kids live but the bullet reach way down yah.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Several yards away?”

 

Voice of: Resident

“Several houses and yards away and ih have the kids dem traumatized. My daughter di hug me weh she can’t stop cry.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“How many shots you heard fired?”

 

Voice of: Resident

“At least about sixteen to twenty.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“And as far as you know how many persons were injured?”

 

Voice of: Resident

“Three. Three to my knowledge.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Earlier, we were talking and you said people say why you don’t move from here but really it is home; sometimes perhaps people don’t recognize just how far violence extends. It cripples the neighbourhood. You don’t feel safe anymore?”

 

Voice of: Resident

“Ih nuh feel safe at all. Ih nuh deh inna yuh backyard, ih deh inna yuh front yard and deh can’t expect you from- yuh know yuh di try live and I can’t believe it. Ih just feel funny yuh know fi si something happen suh close to yuh.”

 

All three victims were rushed to the K.H.M.H. We understand Anthony underwent surgery. 

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